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Liverpool Unlikely To Complete Tom Ince Signing

by Gary Emmerson

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Midfielder not on his way back to Anfield.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled bringing former midfielder Tom Ince back to the club on transfer deadline day, but insists the move could happen in the summer.

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The Anfield boss has been put off by the £8million asking price for Ince, who Liverpool sold to Blackpool for just £250,000. The deal is further complicated by the fact Liverpool are entitled to a significant chunk of the transfer fee as part of a sell-on clause.

Rodgers has been unable to reach an agreement with Blackpool over the terms of the deal to take the England under-21 star back to Anfield, and it now looks unlikely to happen in the final hours of the transfer window.

“We could still do the deal it but it looks like that one is a bit too complicated at this stage,” Rodgers said after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Arsenal on Wednesday. “It’s about affordability as well. If Tom stays at Blackpool it doesn’t mean he won’t join Liverpool at a later stage. Maybe in this window it might be a difficult one for us.”

Reading have also had a £7million offer for Ince turned down by Blackpool, who are keen to hold onto the midfielder until the summer.

After talks over Ince stalled, Liverpool moved to bring in Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Anfieldin an £8.5million deal from Inter Milan.

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